Sundararajan, producer of the upcoming Sarath Kumar-Sneha starrer Vidiyal, has filed a case with a Chennai Court accusing Sarathkumar of ‘deliberately delaying’ the making of the film thereby causing him losses to the tune of several lakhs.
The period film Vidiyal was launched in 2010 and has been directed by K.S. Selvaraj . The film’s completition progressed at a very slow ate as the shoots were never scheduled for a bulk date. To add to the woes of the film’s slow-progress, Sarath Kumar had a fall from the horse during the shooting of a stunt sequence and suffered fracture in the hips which made him take complete rest for a few months.
In the meanwhile, Sneha got married and Sarath reportedly started concentrating on other projects in Malayalam and Tamil. Now that four years have gone by since the film was launched and there is no trace of the film releasing in the near future, the producer has finally filed a case against Sarath Kumar accusing him of being solely responsible for the delay.
“As Sarath assured me that the film would be produced within a budget of Rs.4.25 crores, I paid Rs.91 lakhs as advance amount to him and signed him up. However, he neglected starring in our film and had gone ahead and finished his film (Chennaiyil Oru Naal) which had also been released. I, therefore, want the money paid to him returned to me along with interest applicable,” he has stated in his petition.